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palmate coltsfoot

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Petasites frigidus var. palmatus

Perennial Groundcover

Height: 2 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - shade


Plant description:

Palmate coltsfoot is a spreading perennial that is at home in deep shade or full sun as long as their is sufficient moisture. The flat-topped white to pink flowers are quite attractive to people and beneficials insects and pollinators.

Keywords: butterflies, perennial (non-woody), pink, spreading, white